[access-uk] Re: Audible

  • From: "M BROWN" <mbrown464@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 17:56:20 -0000

The flash player is now fine with System Access.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Léonie Watson 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 12:17 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible

      The problem is that the audio player is Flash based. They've used an 
embedding technique that hides the Flash from screen readers, the Flash itself 
isn't accessible  and the underlying code isn't compatible either. It isn't 
easy to reverse engineer Flash, but the principle problems are clear.

      I contacted Audible earlier this week to explain all this and give them 
some more technical information. How quickly they respond will depend on 
whether it's a third party application or whether they have in-house control 
over it. If it is a third party application, I've also pointed them at a fully 
accessible alternative.



  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Amro Bilal
  Sent: 28 November 2008 13:40
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible

  I couldn't get any audio samples using either System Access nor Jaws 10.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Sunil 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 12:13 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: Audible

    I'm using Jaws 10 and am able to access the samples. I use the tab key to 
navigate through the info for each book, author, title etc. from memory, it 
takes five presses to go through the info for each book. On the second or third 
press jaws remains silent but if you hit enter at that point the sample plays.




    From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
    Sent: 28 November 2008 12:08
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [access-uk] Audible


    In recent times a sample recording of books etc. was not available when 
using screen readers. This would still seem to be the same using JAWS Version 
10 and below. However, when using System Access, the problem seems to be 
resolved. Using System Access, I am able to get a sample recording of anything 
on the Audible site.


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